Tuesday, December 30, 2008

GAGLE - Seatek

GAGLE / Hidden Music Value promo clip

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

MOONSTARR - Instrumentals Forever

MOONSTARR - Instrumentals Forever (Public Transit Canada) Comentários: Moonstarr's always got a great way with a groove, and this album is no exception -- a surprising array of shorter numbers, sifted together with a few longer bits as well! The record's not entirely in the "instrumentals" mode promised by the title -- given that some tunes have dropped-in sound samples and spoken bits, and others some more conscious rhymes or vocals -- but overall, the main focus is on the angular, skittish beats and keyboards we've come to love in Moonstarr's music -- moving here between funky styles, jazzy moments, and some boldly electric cuts. Titles include "Who's Bitin Who", "String Theory", "Get Outside", "Broken Bossa", "Clappy", and "Break It Down". © 1996-2008, Dusty Groove America, Inc. [Para Ouvir/Samples]

Friday, December 05, 2008

Pete Concrete for Samurai FM

Eat Concrete Radio with Pete Concrete and friendsEat Concrete is a diverse and dynamic music label, firmly rooted in the Dutch electronic music scene. The record label was founded as a means of releasing our own music in a much wider and more open environment than offered by established labels and other music media. In 2005 the name Eat Concrete was first used for giving out mixes and recordings and as the name for a radioshow hosted by Pete Concrete, founder of the label. Early 2006 the first records were released, built up from material by friends and like minded artists, most of them involved in music for many years. Backed up by those interested in and related to us, the Eat Concrete network grew out into a musical platform, independent and open minded. Many recordlabels try to establish themselves by maintaining an image or profile. Eat Concrete aspires to let go of this framed state of mind and preserve an openness in it's approach to releasing music. This doesn't mean anything goes, or that Eat Concrete is oblivious to it's time and it's spirit. It means that, rather than a signature style or profile, EC practices a sense of quality and integrity. A recordlabel that looks beyond commercial goals and standards gains the freedom to experiment with music, reinvent itself and be truly progressive. Around the time of this writing Eat Concrete has released around fifty tracks in over a dozen different genres. In little more than two years Eat Concrete has explored a vast spectrum of music and, with it, created a breeding ground for future works to deepen, firm and shape Eat Concrete's qualities as a music label.Hosted by: Pete Concrete + guest appearances by Eat Concrete family

Sunday, November 30, 2008

AFTA 1 - Aftathoughts Vol 1

AFTA 1 - Aftathoughts Vol 1 (Circulations Japan) Comentários: California’s Manuel Moran, aka Afta-1, makes the kind of hip-hop beats that don’t need the slightest bit of vocals to draw listeners in. That’s because Afta-1 is a true production artist, the kind who looks at instrumental hip-hop beats in the same way that a classical musician looks at his symphony. On AFTATHOUGHTS Vol. 1, Afta-1 isn’t interested in simply creating loops for a rapper to chime in on. He wants to tell a story though music alone. AFTATHOUGHTS Vol. 1 is a beautiful amalgamation of blunted hip-hop beats, world music textures, and electronic effects. The tracks vary from bass heavy head nodders like album opener “Quest” and percussion-laden “Honey Dip” to more downtempo psychedelic fare like “Pluto Moon.” Taken as a whole the album works as a complete album, seamlessly swimming through several different vibes. But even the tracks themselves are complete journeys, utilizing different sonic themes and suites to tell a story. Blissed out, intricately layered, and truly compelling, Afta-1 is a producer to look out for. in nusoul [Para Ouvir/Samples]

Thursday, November 27, 2008

ONRA - 7x7

ONRA - 7x7 ( All City Ireland) Comentários: The awesome Allcity 7" series brings itself to a close with this brilliant installment from french beat maker Onra laying down two tracks of typically esoteric yet devastating club joints. Onra is probably best known for his instrumental travelogue 'Chinioseries' last year for Favourite recordings, a masterful trip into the art of keen eared sampling with a heavy lean on South Asian and Vietnamese music. Crafted for the A-side, 'My Comet' is a neat nugget of scuzzy instro grindbeats with a psychy wooze that has been shot through the best tracks from this series. But our favourite has to be 'Shhhhhhh' on the flip, craftily utilising the same sample as the first Thriller 12" and almost acting as an another alternative edit to one of our favourite tracks of the year, by applying head swimming FX to a double dope and as yet unknown electro soul sample, saving some extra funked synth noodling for this version to make it worth your while. We've no idea what Allcity are up to next, but if it's half as good as this series, we'll be well on top of it. Tip! in boomkat [Para Ouvir/Samples]

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

EPPS, Stacy - The Awakening

EPPS, Stacy - The Awakening (Japanubia) Comentários: Best known for lending her soulful vocals to artists like MF Doom, Madlib, Oh No, and John Robinson, singer/emcee Stacy Epps steps out on her own with the full-length debut "The Awakening" Short and sweet, this 11-track long player features production and guest appearances from Flying Lotus, Muhsinah, Nick Speed, S1, Apex, Bilal Salaam, and Finale. Even with these notable producers and guest artists, she shines best on the lead single, "Floatin." Check! in rushhour [Para Ouvir/Samples]

Friday, November 07, 2008

PV HIFANA - Fresh Push Breakin'

HIFANA are breakbeats duo KEIZOmachine! & JUICY since 1998. HIFANA have always been known for original and creative live performance, during which they cut beats with realtime sampler (MPC) and incorporating scratch and percussion, without using programmed sequences. On the other hand, in their tracks on CDs and records, they heavily use programmed sounds and sequences to make HIFANA sounds. Their first full album "FRESH PUSH BREAKIN'" was released on November 19th, 2003 and created a buzz in music reviews. Their music video "FATBROS", which is included in this album, won the Best CG / Animation Video Awards in the SPACE SHOWER TV MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS 04. And in July 0f 2005, HIFANA has released their 2nd full Album "Channel H"(CD+DVD) which includes 15 songs and 13 music videos. Music video "WAMONO" won Japan Media Arts Festival's Excellence Prize. Then HIFANA and Space Shower TV released a DVD called "ZAMURAI TV" together which was a special TV program include performances of Japan's most talented artists such as like HIFANA / GAGLE / AFRA / TUCKER / Leyona and etc.. One of HIFANA's characteristic is a wide range of activities as artists. Their visual products have also received various awards internationally. HIFANA's own label "Nampooh" has released battle breaks vinyl series "SOUND TOUCHABLE" and hold parties "ZAMURAI". Their web-site and artworks are also directed and made by themselves. For more info, check HIFANA's web-site >>>>>>>>WWW.HIFANA.COM

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

CRO MAGNON - Mellow Out & Acoustic EP 1 & 2

As the Cro-Magnon sound gets progressively more heavily textured and atmospheric on their successive and still stellar LPs, the trio scales it back a bit for the Mellow Out & Acoustic -- a groovy batch of jazz funk covers and originals! The vibe is actually often electric, cut from cloth of the cosmos, with tight rhythms -- the mellowness is more in the easygoing mood. And speaking of mood, the Cro-Magnon crew covers two tracks by Moodymann -- "Black Mahogani" and "Technologystolemyvinyle" -- plus a keyboard lounge take on the Jackson 5's "Never Can Say Goodbye", a similarly easy grooving take on the Roy Ayers classic "Mystic Voyage", the originals "Silent Wave", "Beyond The Summer" and "After All That" -- plus "Mysterious Vibes" and "Love Bite". 10 tracks in all. © 1996-2008, Dusty Groove America, Inc. [Para Ouvir/Samples1] [Para Ouvir/Samples2]

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

McKAY, Stephanie - Tell It Like It Is

McKAY, Stephanie - Tell It Like It Is (Muthas Of Invention) Comentários: STEPHANIE MCKAY’s new album ‘Tell It Like It Is’ sees the Bronx-born singer/songwriter work with local musicians to produce an album that wraps up classic soul, seventies funk-rock and old-school hip hop influences into one vibrant outpouring. Sometimes romantic and at others acutely topical, ‘Tell It Like It Is’ is an album full of strong performances and great song-writing.The album is packed with classic gems from the feel-good joy of the KATAYST produced lead single “Jackson Avenue”, to the outrageously funky, hornfired groove of “Kinky”. The hip hop influenced “Oh Yeah” is a wind-in-the hair celebration with a cool groove, while a newly-incarnated version of the KATALYST co-written “Say What You Feel” appears in all its glory. R&B sensation ANTHONY HAMILTON appears on the smooth but perfectly pitched duet “Where Did Our Love Go?” resulting in an absolute gem of a ballad, while the album finishes with a refreshingly original take on WILLY MASON’s youth anthem for the 21st century, “Oxygen”.Stephanie is widely recognised as one of the genre’s most gifted, diverse and exciting emerging talents. in inertia [Para Ouvir/Samples]

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Download Soundtrack To A Sound
Popul Vuh - Aguirre 2
Michel Le Grand - Le Mans
Jonny Greenwood - Open Spaces
Bernard Herrmann - Cleaning The Cab
Armando Travioli - A Weird Phonecall
Pink Floyd - Dramatic Theme
David Shire - Theme From The Conversation
Mogwai - Terrific Speech
Manchester Morgue - Mysteerious Country
Armando Travioli - Identikit
Planet Sauvage track - L'Oieseau
Manchester Morgue - Manchester M2 6LD
Bill Conti - Reflections
James Brown - White Lightning (I mean moonshine)
Les Baxter - Psychedelic Senate
Quincy Jones - Psychosis
David Bowie - Warzsawa
Michel Le Grand - Le Mans

Monday, August 18, 2008


DJ MITSU THE BEATS / HUNGER - After Midnight (Show Tiku Bai Premium) Comentários: (The second one in this limited 7" series sees a souldful Mitsu intrumental with a sexy late night vibe on the A side. The flip has 'One Time In Mongolia' ,a solo work of MC Hunger (Gagle/Jazzy Sport) and brother of Mitsu The Beats. It features emcees Quiza and Boldoo outta Mongolia whom he met in a club while he was on a trip there. in rushhour [Para Ouvir/Samples]

WAX POETICS ANTHOLOGY - Wax Poetics Anthology Volume 2

WAX POETICS ANTHOLOGY - Wax Poetics Anthology Volume 2 [Buy Here]

N.E.R.D. - Everybody Nose

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

DAM FUNK - Burgundy City

DAM FUNK - Burgundy City (Stones Throw US) Comentários: Damn funky work from Dam Funk -- an enigmatic Stones Throw signing with a crisp electric feel! "Burgundy City" has a mellow steppers feel that's totally great -- basslines dipping around the bottom with a slightly restless feel -- topped by keyboards that are somewhat sprightly, but a bit off-kilter too -- a nicely odd take on an early 80s groove! "Galactic Fun" is a bit more upbeat and straightforward, but pretty great too -- almost an electro club groover, ala Cosmic mode! in dusty groove [Para Ouvir/Samples] [Buy]

Monday, July 07, 2008

BUDAMUNKY - Mokstrumentals Vol 1

BUDAMUNKY - Mokstrumentals Vol 1 (Jazzy Sport Japan) Comentários: "New B.E.A.T EP by Budamunky, already known for his collaboration with C.R.A.C Knuckles a.k.a Ta'raach & Blu.He's already delivered beats for Mitsu the beats's group Gagle and won the MPC2000 Live battle in Tokyo this year. 9 laidback hiphop tracks on this 12"! in rushhour". "9 instrumentals inspired by J Dilla, Sa-Ra, Georgia and the likes, winner of MPC2000 Battle in Tokyo and Gold Finger’s Kitchen 2008, one of the most rated beatmakers in japan, limited edition! in hhv.de" [Para Ouvir/Samples] [Buy]

KATALYST - What's Happening

KATALYST - What's Happening (BBE) Comentários: Katalyst’s new album ‘What’s Happening’ is the much anticipated follow up to the great ‘manipulating agent’ and it features a massive all star special guest lineup which includes talent from all over the globe - Katie Noonan (George), Mat McHugh (Beautiful Girls) , Adalita (Magic Dirt), Hau (Koolism), Stephanie McKay (US soul songstress), Diverse (US MC) and Steve Spacek (the future of soul music!). Previous album “Manipulating Agent” released in 2002 has gone on to sell 15000 copies here in Australia and nominated for an Aria Award, “Manipulating Agent” won Best Album and Best Producer at the 2002 Dance Music Awards. It was album of the week on JJJ and featured hits like “Fusion” and “Showtime”. The new album “Whats Happening” is a musical excursion through many different styles, brought together with Katalyst’s signature sound. Moving seamless though space-aged soul, hip hop, funk and rock, this project is truly diverse. in inertia [Para Ouvir/Samples] [Buy]

Sunday, July 06, 2008

VARIOUS - Elaste Vol 2

VARIOUS - Elaste Vol 2 (Compost Germany) Comentários: Finally available, double album selected by Tom Wieland named after the legendary German 80's fanzine Elaste. Great compilation featuring some rare electronic disco, space funk and other dance music oddities such as: Hippolytes - Blow You Out Tonight, Selection – Rebel On The Run, Jagg – Take Time, Panoptikum – Elaste, Alan Hawkshaw – The Speed Of Sound, Vulcans – Star Trek, LEB Harmony – Feeling Love, Ströer – Don’t Stay Till Breakfast, Zodiac – The Other Side Of heaven, Curt Cress – Sundance, Rufus & Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody (Halucinogenik Version). [electronic-disco] in flexx [Para Ouvir/Samples]


FORCE OF NATURE - III (Mule Musiq Japan) Comentários: Big new Force Of Nature which is a sampler to the European CD release of their III album. "I-ight" is a Moroder-esque disco house bomb while "Kontinents" is in their typical cosmic style sounding like Vangelis, Tangerine dream on a dancefloor trip. Recommended. [cosmic-disco-house] in flexx [Para Ouvir/Samples]

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Stones Throw Jukebox Podcast 34

OH NO VS. ONENESS OF JUJU Stones Throw Podcast 34An original, exclusive album produced entirely by Oh No with music from Oneness of Juju. http://www.stonesthrow.com/jukebox/

Saturday, May 24, 2008

NOBODY presents BLANK BLUE - Western Water Music Vol 2

NOBODY presents BLANK BLUE - Western Water Music Vol 2 (Ubiquity US) Comentários: Blank Blue is the surreal story of an Armageddon born out of a massive earthquake off the west coast of the United States and set sometime in the future. The quake triggers a separation of the west from the rest of the country, creating a whirlpool of devastation in its wake. Millions die. Thousands survive. Those that survive eventually sink and drown from the buckling lands, only to have scores of poison mushrooms waiting for them underneath the earth's masses, loosened from centuries old trees. The poisoned water gives them their first gasp, and miraculously they are able to and breathe and live underwater. The album tells the story from various points of views, from an all-knowing narrator, to a psychic fish that warns people via their dreams, to random characters who watch their loved ones drown or ask the others underwater how to find the ability to breathe. The confusion and sadness is balanced by the fascination of having to start everything all over again; learning how to breathe and swim etc. nota do editor [Para Ouvir/Samples]

PANTS, James - Future Delight

PANTS, James - Future Delight (Stones Throw US) Comentários: On the A side, some incredible disco from James Pants, very much on a eighties The Clash meets 'cosmic boogie' tip with great drums and synths. The flip is more along spiritual jazz lines. Limited fanclub 45! Well Recommended. in rushhour [Para Ouvir/Samples1] [2]
De repente aparece um nome para isto: Freshbeat. Cruzamento de boogie, disco, rap, pós-punk, kraut, soul e electro, em «Welcome» tudo orquestrado por Pants, James. Toca guitarra, bateria, teclas e canta, nada de extraordinário no mundo moderno mas nem todos o conseguem fazer com credibilidsade old school como «Welcome» transmite em três tempos. A profusão de estilos compactados num único álbum não compromete de todo a fluidez nem a direcção estética da música e reforça a ideia de que no centro do hip hop enquanto cultura musical está uma curiosidade infinita por fragmentos de todo o universo. Ouvido treinado, sentido rítmico, reciclagem sábia e muitos anos a ouvir pop das charts. Peanut Butter Wolf acrescenta que Pants consome psicadelia dos 60s e electrónica dos 70s. Num registo quase nada hip hop, «Welcome» assemelha-se em espírito aos Majesticons de Mike Ladd, «Ka$h» talvez seja o melhor exemplo disso. Vai também buscar Gary Davis (Chocolate Star), lendário produtor disco-funk e mais tarde miami bass. É no entanto a loucura natural de um puto que devora música o que vemos em acção neste álbum, trabalho de amor, entusiasmo e talento natural numa editora em que essas características não faltam. Pants segue as pegadas de Madlib e Peanut Butter Wolf mas também deixa as suas em locais estratégicos onde se nota uma direcção diferente. Rock on!Clips de som deste disco e outros destaques em www.flur.pt

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


BLAZE DEM/DISRUPT/JOHN FRUM/ROOTAH - Roots Defender (Jahtari Germany) Comentários: Finally out on lovely wax is our first ever Jahtari-12", "JAHTARIAN DUBBERS Vol. 1". Three heavy tunes from our upcoming label compilation album plus an exclusive and new cut of Rootah's "Holy Mount" appear here on this beautiful record. Every groove of it is filled to the max with deadly basslines, smashing delays and infinte deepness, just waiting to be discovered in full detail.The opener "Roots Defender" by Blaze Dem will already smash any sound system with ease. With an ultra-deep bassline, a killer hook and crazy sampling madness in Swedish this tune is sure to shake any floor. Disrupt follows in his unmistakable style with "Kozure Okami" on A2, paying tribute to old 70s Samurai movies and Black Ark alike. From cutting-edge FX action, full force low-end niceness to a wicked synthie solo - all's in there.The B-side starts off with John Frum's (aka Julien Neto) echo monster "January Dub". Soundscapes beyond words layered over these special drum and bass vibe that only our delay navigator is able to create are topped off with a big melody line that definitely will follow you in your dreams.Rootah is finishing this heavy wax with his smaher "Holy Mount Part 2" which is nothing else but pure blizz, as you will see. Tube tape echo machines are being set on fire over this extremely hypnotic mutation of the Drum Song riddim. Watch your speakers. The originaland pretty different version (Part 1) will appear on the full album compilation next.For the collectors (and ebay specialists) among you: the first 100 vinyls will get a cool hand-sprayed Jahtari logo (see below), so grab them quick before they go HERE! [Para Ouvir/Samples]

VARIOUS - Lagos Shake: A Tony Allen Chop Up

VARIOUS - Lagos Shake: A Tony Allen Chop Up (Honest Jon's) Comentários: After 18 months of 12" releases that completely blew our minds, Honest Jons finally compile their amazing lineup of Tony Allen remixes for this one mighty cd package. Reworkings from Basic Channel's Mark Ernestus and Mauritz Von Oswald head the lineup, with Mauritz delivering a Ten and a half minute basic channel classic, a mighty Steppers version that unfolds in textbook Rhythm & Sound style, using the deepest tools imaginable within that impossibly spacious, fuzzed-out environment that only Basic Channel ever seem to produce so effortlessly. Carl Craig, meanwhile, utilises all the dancefloor savvy and careful vocal manipulations marked out on his finest and most sought after remixes of the last few years, delivering a fierce drum edit as good as his classic remix for The Congos a few years back. We have a mighty soft spot for the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble reworking that's also featured here, we've been spinning it more or less endlessly since it was first released and everyone we play it to begs us for a copy. The Ensemble take on Tony Allen's "Losun" and come out sounding like a school brass band touched by pure genius. Hard to over-emphasise how good this is, for sure one of the best things on this excellent set. After further contributions from the likes of Diplo, Bonde Do Role, Wraeika Hill Sounds, Newham Generals, Son Palenque and Salah Ragab, you'll be left in no doubt that you're in the presence of one of the most exquisitely curated, brilliantly executed remix packages of the decade. ESSENTIAL PURCHASE! in boomkat [Para Ouvir/Samples]

Friday, April 11, 2008

ASPLUND, Kissey - Move Me

ASPLUND, Kissey - Move Me (Record Breakin US) Comentários: The second release on this hot new 7" series put together by DJ Junior comes from Sweden's answer to Erykah Badu, Kissey Asplund, who was born in 1982 and now lives in Malmoe. A side cut, 'Move Me' is an Asha Puthli styled vocal with a timeless feel, lush rhodes and reverbed guitar licks. A record for chilling in the park on a hot summers day - and one that we're tipping as one of the best soul tracks we've heard all year - while the B side '99 Bottles' with its killer scratch intro and super fat beat is chilled hip hop with beef - think Badu meets D.J. Premier)! Chicago MC Bless 1 provides the rap while Germany's Suff Daddy provides the production. Hot. in phonica [Para Ouvir/Samples1] [2]

Thursday, April 10, 2008

RED - Fingerprints

RED - Fingerprints (Dealmaker) Comentários: Red made his initial musical forays as a drummer, before reinventing himself as a scratch musician. He is now an accomplished producer and turntablist in the midst of releasing his debut album Fingerprints, and taking scratch music to a new level with his band, Full Fat. Red grew up in the suburbs of London, and took up drumming aged 11. Two of his biggest musical influences were his younger brothers, who are now both seasoned session musicians. With his siblings, he grew up playing and recording music constantly, learning how to play guitar and work multi-track machines. He wrote and produced his own songs with a four-track, playing every instrument from the drums, guitar, bass, to the keys, developing his song writing and production skills. Such experiences afforded him an invaluable musical upbringing which aided him once he began exploring his interest in scratching. Without a sampler or looping machine, Red began producing layered turntable tunes with a multi-track – a process which forced him to develop a different way of thinking about the turntable. In 2002, Red spent a year in the Bay Area, California, an area renowned as a turntablist hot spot. During this year he was exposed to a new, cutting edge scratch movement spearheaded by Ricci Rucker, which impacted significantly on his artistic direction. Inspired, Red returned to England and began work immediately on what would become his debut album as well as his simultaneous release, the Seen EP. These works received praise from the leading figures in scratch music today, including Ricci Rucker, Mike Boo, D-Styles, and DJ Woody, plus Hip Hop aficionados from Grand Slam/Big Daddy Magazine. Red also formed a band upon his return from California. Full Fat became the live outlet for his turntable ideas as well as a brash style of writing that Red had explored with his Seen EP. Red made the turntable the lead instrument amongst synthesizers, guitars and drums, and the band's cohesive fusion of Rock, Electro, Hip Hop & Funk has meant they have enjoyed massive crossover appeal and are tipped for big things. Red continues to explore the potential of the turntable as an instrument with both electronic and acoustic instruments, and is currently working on numerous production projects, including the follow up to Fingerprints. nota do editor [Para Ouvir/Samples]

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Stones Throw Podcast 31

Stones Throw Podcast 31 MADLIB LIVE AT HELLA INTERNATIONAL This short DJ set from Madlib includes bits of new material including Beat Konducta 5 and his unreleased Madvillain remixes, spinning live at Hella International, Stones Throw’s yearly event at Miami’s Winter Music Conference. Special thanks to host Aloe Blacc and to Hella International’s presenter VTech Phones for allowing us to make this a free event.+ FREE ON ITUNES+ FREE AT WWW.STONESTHROW.COM

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Wax Poetics Magazine Issue 27: March 2008

WAX POETICS - Wax Poetics Magazine Issue 27: March 2008 (feat Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Eddie Harris, Tom Terrel, Brownout, Hot 8 Brass Band, Camp Lo, Build An Ark, Chuck Brown, Jazz Icons + more) [Buy Here] [Waxpoetics]

Maestro - Larry Levan & early DJ culture

Thursday, March 13, 2008

PERCEE P - Perseverance (The Remix)

PERCEE P - Perseverance (The Remix) (Stones Throw) Comentários: PERCEE P came up in the Patterson Houses Projects of the Bronx, NY. He started hearing the precursors of hip-hop out of his windows before he was in kindergarten, around 1973. By ten, Percee had a mic in his hand. He debuted in 1988 with homeboy D-Nique on “Let The Homicides Begin” (Gothan City Records, 12” single). A few years later, his freestyles on the hugely influential Stretch & Bobbito radio show on WKCR parlayed into what should have been Percee's big major label breakthrough, 1992's “Lung Collapsing Lyrics” (Atlantic/Big Beat, 12” single), the now legendary Fast Rap masterpiece. Though the record established reputation as one of the best rappers in the field, his break never came. For most of the rest of the 1990s Percee P laid low, working in retail and as a messenger, dropping only the occasional indie single and a few guest verses. Percee wasn't gung-ho about the rap game again until the late '90s, when he truly went for self and began his own guerilla distribution campaign, selling his CDs face-to-face to patrons outside of New York's Fat Beats Records, establishing himself as something of a local landmark. Percee's pavement pounding around Fat Beats did more than keep him fed - it introduced him to a new generation of hip-hop collaborators, cats like Aesop Rock, Jedi Mind Tricks, C-Rayz Walz, Wildchild, Edan and Jurassic 5 among others. All of these emerging underground artists sought contributions from Percee P - not only because they considered him a bona fide legend and Fast Rap pioneer, but also because they regarded him as a peer, hustling his trade with the same hunger as them. Percee met his future label execs out on the street as he sold them CDs. Stones Throw's Peanut Butter Wolf and Egon met with Percee during a series of NYC visits, and, impressed by his constantly evolving lyricism, brought him to Los Angeles, leading to appearances on albums by Wildchild and Jaylib in 2003. They signed him to an album deal shortly thereafter. Percee P's debut on Stones Throw has been anticipated for 3 years, through selective guest appearances, the Chrome Children world tour and a handful of singles. Embodying the term Perseverance in both name and spirit, Percee P followed the grass roots path throughout his career. nota do editor [Para Ouvir/Samples]

GUILTY SIMPSON - Footwork Size 12

GUILTY SIMPSON - Footwork Size 12 (Stones Throw) Comentários: Guilty Simpson was born in Detroit, the son and grandson of the family’s performing musicians in his father and grandfather. At age four, Simpson and his mother began traveling with an aunt in the military, living in California and Birmingham, Alabama, before settling back in the Motor City at 15. Big Daddy Kane, N.W.A, and Scarface were all major influences, but it was Queens-bred street bard Kool G Rap who made the biggest impression. “That’s my crème de la crème rapper right there,” says Simpson, his own presence among the latest in a rich lineage of heavy-handed MCs. For years Guilty Simpson has been a rock on the Detroit hip-hop circuit alongside those such as J Dilla, Slum Village, Eminem (whom Guilty still calls “Marshall”) & D12, Obie Trice, Proof, Phat Kat and Black Milk. A member of the Almighty Dreadnaughtz crew, Guilty emerged as a sound to be reckoned with after linking with producer Dilla in 2001. In the midst of recording an album’s worth of material on the MC – including the recently released duet “Take Notice” off of Dilla’s heralded Ruff Draft album – Dilla gave Simpson his first appearance on disc with “Strapped” (from 2003’s Jaylib album). 2006 marked his allegiance with Stones Throw Records – at Dilla’s behest – and appearances on both Chrome Children installments and subsequent tour. It’s taken years, but finally Simpson’s full-length solo debut, Ode to the Ghetto, brings him worldwide, chronicling a life led in the rough-hewn city that birthed him. Featuring an all-star cast of producers normally reserved for those signed to six-figure deals (J Dilla, Madlib, Denaun Porter of D-12), Ode to the Ghetto marks an evolution, incorporating a more topical and thought-provoking persona in addition to the extra-savage braggadocio Simpson is known for. “I want to make the consumer care about the music again,” the 31-year-old explains. Guilty’s testosterone-charged, inner city themes possess of a sense of humor at times so side-splitting, it only proves how serious he really is. This rapper was raised on the field of battle and he has more to say than just how fresh he is and how fresh “they” are not. As a matter of fact, he’s found that he’s here to remind the hip-hop world – currently captivated with that manufactured freshness – that life in the ghetto is real. The evidence shows excessive use of double entendres, too much flavor on public grounds, microphone assault, and verbal harassment of an officer of the law. On the counts of freshness AND realness: The Court of Hip-Hop finds Mr. Simpson to be Guilty. nota do editor [Para Ouvir/Samples 1] [2]

CONTI, Jackson - Upa Neguinho

CONTI, Jackson - Upa Neguinho (Kindred Spirits Holland) Comentários: Limited 7inch taken from the Sujinho album which has been recorded by Madlib & Mamao of Azymuth... a heavy hook up! 2 great covers of the classic Brasil standards, Upa Neguinho + Casa Forte... Tip! in rushhour [Para Ouvir/Samples1] [2]

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

TAKE - The Dirty Decibels of Thomas Two Thousand

TAKE - The Dirty Decibels of Thomas Two Thousand (Eat Concrete Holland) Comentários: TAKE aka Thomas Wilson is a composer who continues to push the boundaries of instrumental Hip Hop music into new directions. He has long been at the center of an ever growing scene of talented musicians, producers and dj's in the Los Angeles area. As an active member of the Dublab family and co-founder of the legendary beat showcase night "Sketchbook", Take has been fortunate enough to share the stage with such artists as Prefuse 73, Mos Def, Daedelus, Caural, Nobody, Ammon Contact, Scienz of Life, Flying Lotus, Ta'raach, Edit and more. In the last several years, he has composed and produced multiple 12" EP's and remixes for labels such as ButterMilk, Poobah Records, Astro Lab, Eat Concrete and unleashed his much-admired debut full length player called "Earthtones & Concrete" last year. Eat Concrete Records is very proud to announce that "The Dirty Decibels..." is preceding a full length album by Take coming out later this year (2008). "Take brings to the stage his alter ego Thomas 2000. "The Dirty Decibels of Thomas Two Thousand" is a fat eight tracked 12" EP featuring refined, detailed artwork by Kutmah (Dublab) and an unbelievable remix by Dimlite (Sonar Kolletiv). Take gets heavier on the beats, vocals and sampling and strikes a less serious tone with his Thomas 2000 alter ego. "The Dirty Decibels of Thomas Two Thousand" is a laid back and fun record. He has one of the liveliest sounds in new leftfield hiphop and experimental beats. Whether it's like on his album "Earthtones & Concrete", cohesive and composed, or in the more lighthearted manner of this Thomas 2000, his music always seems to come together in the most natural way... Take featured on "Twin Earth Atlantic", Eat Concrete's second full length released earlier this year and ever since there's been talk of further collaboration. We're happy to announce that "The Dirty Decibels..." is preceding a full length by Take coming out later this year (2008). " press release. "This is serious quality material, dope!. If You are obsessed by experimental hip hop artists like Jay Scarlett, Tom Trago, Rednose Distrikt... this one is for you, hot!" electriklife. Visit »» [Eat Myspace] [Buy Here] The Eat Concrete cool guys told me to put these tracks available for download on the blog enjoy it! A editora Eat Concrete entrou em contacto comigo e pediu-me para publicitar o seu último lançamento, e disponibilizou três faixas para sacar à borlix. [TAKE - Fall In Love Again] [TAKE - Make Believe] [TAKE - After Words]

Monday, March 10, 2008

BADU, Erykah - New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)

BADU, Erykah - New Amerykah Part One (4th World War) (Universal Mowtown) Comentários: What's the freakquency, Erykah? The five years since her last album, Worldwide Underground (make that last EP, so more like eight years since her last proper album), make clear that her release frequency lags about as far behind as you could expect from a one-woman jam band at the forefront of a head collective. But the freakquency? That's pitched as high as a kite, now more than ever. Badu's intense New AmErykah: Part One (4th World War), the opening salvo of a promised two-disc series (three if you count a live album Universal is promising in late 2008), is as sonically ambitious as anything she's done to date. It's sort of the flip to Worldwide Underground in that both albums are so diffuse as to seem careless and haphazard to some listeners. But whereas the earlier album maintained a laidback, even keel (held together under the influence of the Mizell brothers), New AmErykah is some cracked, urgent, just plain weird boho avant shit. Worldwide Underground was Parliament. New AmErykah is Funkadelic. Assisted by producers Madlib, 9th Wonder, Mike "Chav" Chavarria, and posthumously, J Dilla, the album's very existence as an incomplete piece of a larger project is, at least for the next few months, a brazen continuation of Badu's "rough draft" ethos, which first started to really emerge with Mama's Gun and the conflicting track lists and unfinished lyrics in the liner notes. Not unlike Mary J. Blige, Badu the vocalist exudes so much confidence and authority that she almost seems to overemphasize her improvisational persona. Blige has her bipolar relapses, Badu has her pot-addled "What was I saying again?" disorganization. Both are, to a degree, calculated in an attempt to cultivate a measure of realness. In the same sense that I'd rather watch the stripped-down meta of recent Abbas Kiarostami films more than heart-to-heart interviews on Oprah, I'd much rather tolerate Badu's occasionally overbaked—yeah, I went there—mental mélange more than Blige recreating Julianne Moore's mirror monologue from Safe. And I say that as someone who just argued with one of this publication's other music critics that any lyrics more complicated than "Hey, yeah you, get out on the floor" had no place in dance music. Still, as is often the case, an artist who gives off the impression that they're working with less than a full deck usually gives listeners more to chew. Typically I'll listen to an album once or twice before I write a review. I'm sort of a strict sensualist when it comes to music, and hence perhaps put too much trust in the initial rush of pop music and much too little stock in lyrics. (Which, lets face it, is not exactly hard to do when the cultural standard rhymes "The boys they want to sex me" with "They say I'm really sexy.") I've listened to New AmErykah at least seven times already and still feel as though I'm jumping mama's gun by even writing about it before giving it another seven listens. Badu's spare, pointillist lyrics are almost constantly folded deep within dense, heavy arrangements. "The Cell," a ruthless, steely hard-bop sprint, contains a lot of menacing lyrics about "shots from the po-po" and a howling refrain of "We're not well," but the subtext barely registers against the wild, walking bassline and decaying guitar riff. Which, of course, actually makes the song all the more terrifying. And it's in good cohmpany with the boiling terror of "Twinkle" and the uncompromising spareness of the toy-xylophone ode to hip-hop "The Healer" (a track given a once-over with an auto-equalizer effect, just to make it sound even more like an unfinished demo). Lest the ominous elements run rampant enough to actually constitute a "statement," which would run counter to the album's real statement of not actually having one, Badu also throws in a few tracks that would've slotted easily into either Worldwide Underground ("Honey") or Mama's Gun (the flute-laden "Soldier," with its election year-friendly shout-outs to the troops "in Iraqi fields, sittin' on time to kill" and those in New Orleans "baptized when the levee broke"). While neither "Honey" nor "Soldier" are lazy retreads on Badu's part, is it any wonder their familiar elements inspired Motown to make those two songs (both far sunnier in isolation than the album as a whole) the album's first two singles? "What if there were no niggas, only master teachers?" is the rhetorical question asked of peer musicians multiple times in the sweeping, swangin' dirge "Master Teacher," which Badu answers with "I'm in the search of something new." It's not even the line itself that suggests Badu's mission to brush aside the staid quality of current R&B so much as her risky, raw vocal delivery. (The Billie Holiday voice is back, if only for a little while.) And it's in line with the willful disorganization of this and her last two albums. Polish and coherence equal consumer-ready product, to be used until played out and then shelved. In a matter not entirely original but still befitting an ex-neo-soul diva getting extra comfortable with her inner Yippie, she overlays a rerecorded excerpt of Peter Finch's "First you've got to get mad" monologue from Network. Somewhere Marlene Warfield's afro-puffed corporate radical Laureen Hobbs is listening to this record and nodding, "Right on." in slant magazine [Para Ouvir/Samples]

from Daedelus "Live At Low End Theory DVD"

from Daedelus "Live At Low End Theory DVD"

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Friday, February 29, 2008

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GUILTY SIMPSON - Ode To The Ghetto (Madlib remix)

GUILTY SIMPSON - Ode To The Ghetto (Madlib remix) (Stones Throw) Comentários: Guilty Simpson was born in Detroit, the son and grandson of the family’s performing musicians in his father and grandfather. At age four, Simpson and his mother began traveling with an aunt in the military, living in California and Birmingham, Alabama, before settling back in the Motor City at 15. Big Daddy Kane, N.W.A, and Scarface were all major influences, but it was Queens-bred street bard Kool G Rap who made the biggest impression. “That’s my crème de la crème rapper right there,” says Simpson, his own presence among the latest in a rich lineage of heavy-handed MCs. For years Guilty Simpson has been a rock on the Detroit hip-hop circuit alongside those such as J Dilla, Slum Village, Eminem (whom Guilty still calls “Marshall”) & D12, Obie Trice, Proof, Phat Kat and Black Milk. A member of the Almighty Dreadnaughtz crew, Guilty emerged as a sound to be reckoned with after linking with producer Dilla in 2001. In the midst of recording an album’s worth of material on the MC – including the recently released duet “Take Notice” off of Dilla’s heralded Ruff Draft album – Dilla gave Simpson his first appearance on disc with “Strapped” (from 2003’s Jaylib album). 2006 marked his allegiance with Stones Throw Records – at Dilla’s behest – and appearances on both Chrome Children installments and subsequent tour. It’s taken years, but finally Simpson’s full-length solo debut, Ode to the Ghetto, brings him worldwide, chronicling a life led in the rough-hewn city that birthed him. Featuring an all-star cast of producers normally reserved for those signed to six-figure deals (J Dilla, Madlib, Denaun Porter of D-12), Ode to the Ghetto marks an evolution, incorporating a more topical and thought-provoking persona in addition to the extra-savage braggadocio Simpson is known for. “I want to make the consumer care about the music again,” the 31-year-old explains. Guilty’s testosterone-charged, inner city themes possess of a sense of humor at times so side-splitting, it only proves how serious he really is. This rapper was raised on the field of battle and he has more to say than just how fresh he is and how fresh “they” are not. As a matter of fact, he’s found that he’s here to remind the hip-hop world – currently captivated with that manufactured freshness – that life in the ghetto is real. The evidence shows excessive use of double entendres, too much flavor on public grounds, microphone assault, and verbal harassment of an officer of the law. On the counts of freshness AND realness: The Court of Hip-Hop finds Mr. Simpson to be Guilty. nota do editor [Para Ouvir/Samples]

Thursday, February 28, 2008

SA RA CREATIVE PARTNERS, The - Sonic Seduction Vol 2

SA RA CREATIVE PARTNERS, The - Sonic Seduction Vol 2 (Jazzy Sport Japan) Comentários: Incredible new Sa-Ra on the japanese Jazzy Sport label. 5 tracks of instrumental futuristic funk/soul drenched hiphop & beyond. This sh*t is so heavy... Again, like the first one, real nice artwork/packaging - so a big up to the Jazzy Sport atelier guys for that! Huge tip! in rushhour [Para Ouvir/Samples]

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

VA - Droppin Science - Greatest Samples From The Blue Note Lab

VA - Droppin Science - Greatest Samples From The Blue Note Lab (Blue Note) Comentários: At least in its presentation, Droppin' Science: Greatest Samples From the Blue Note Lab suggests yet another appeal to hip-hop genealogists, the kind of people who obsess over The-Breaks.com and are diligent readers of Oliver Wang's blog. But this is not your run-of-the-mill "roots of rap" or "best breakbeats" compilation, and not just because you won't find "Impeach the President" (which has been, according to The-Breaks, sampled in 116 different rap songs) or James Brown's "Funky Drummer" (181 songs). A few songs on the album have been tapped for use only once, and more than half of these songs bear relevance solely to the early-'90s conscious-rap movement and groups like De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest. The people who put together the compilation seem to be aware that the greatest samples often don't come from the greatest songs—a fact that often gets overlooked in the obsession over hip-hop's antecedents; quality and uniqueness, more than propensity to be sampled, seems to have driven the song selection here. Have you ever actually listened to "Impeach the President"? The sparse drumbeats, subtle groove, and the tepidly sung chorus make an only half-hearted call for revolutionary regime change. If you want to rile somebody up, better to play them Wu-Tang's "Wu Tang Clan Ain't Nothing to Fuck Wit," which samples "Impeach the President" but is eons more memorable than its ancestor. In spite of its subtitle, then, Droppin' Science offers more a snapshot of Blue Note history than a snapshot of hip-hop history. Once you get past the fact that the compilation doesn't represent all of sampling culture, though, and you tune your ears away from just beat analysis and sample recognition, a great listen awaits. All of the cuts on the album originate from the late '60s to the mid '70s, a time when the distinctions between jazz and the rest of mainstream pop music were not nearly as delineated as they are today. Listeners who think jazz ended in 1970 will certainly enjoy discovering some of the talents on display here. Although a few well-chosen swing, smooth R&B, and cinematic big-band tracks are thrown in seemingly for diversity's sake, it's the cool-tempered swagger found on Ronnie Foster's songs "Mystic Brew" (borrowed by A Tribe Called Quest for "Electric Relaxation"), Grant Green's "Down Here on the Ground" (Tribe, again, for "Vibes & Stuff"), and Lonnie Smith's "Spinnin' Wheel" (Tribe, Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, and no joke, Brian Austin Green) that provides the album's dominant theme. Most of these bands run on the model created by Booker T. & the MGs: a tight rhythm section, sweltering B-3 organ runs, proto-funk guitar, and blustery horn ornamentals. Forty years ago serious jazz groups were averse neither to recognizable structures (verse–chorus–verse, even without vocals) nor the covering of pop songs; Lou Donaldson's version of the Isley Brothers' "It's Your Thing" rivals the MGs' rendition of "Twist and Shout" (itself sung by the Isleys before the infamous Liverpudlians, by the way) in how it reconstitutes the original's sexual, combustible energy into something wickedly understated and as beautiful as pure calculus. In a nod to earlier jazz eras, Joe Williams's surly "Get Out of My Life Woman" (sampled by Kool G and Biz Markie) saunters across a track of squawking horns and tinkling keys. David Axelrod's sweeping orchestral "The Edge" (probably the most ostentatious and instantly recognizable sample here, from Dr. Dre's "The Next Episode") may seem a little out of place, but listeners new to Axelroad's cinematic visions will surely not complain once they hear it, and they should seek out the essential Axelrod at Capitol, 1966-1970.The tracks on Droppin' Science take us back not only to those more optimistic days of the early '70s, post-integration and pre-urban decay, but also to the much tougher late '80s, when producers like Prince Paul sought a sunnier, more sophisticated ambiance as a contrast to the harsh sound collages of the Bomb Squad. It makes sense why jazz with both a palpable connection to the streets and an aesthetic of an aloof intelligence sounded so good accompanying the cool-kid witticisms of Q-Tip and Guru. By informing our appreciation of those early hip-hop heroes, Droppin' Science also points in the direction of its own voluminous back catalogue; these songs are "samples" in more ways than one. in Slant Magazine [Para Ouvir/Samples]

Friday, February 22, 2008

BAMBOOS, The - I Don't Wanna Stop

BAMBOOS, The - I Don't Wanna Stop (Tru Thoughts) Comentários: "Some great new stuff... Killer!" (Mr Scruff)"The funk album of the year" (BBC 6Music)"Most obscenely talented and ubiquitous funkateer in the UK" (Lance Ferguson - One Week to Live)"Incendiary... With the straight-up soul contributions from Kylie Auldist (sounding like Sharon Jones at her best on 'I Don't Wanna Stop') 'Rawville' is arguably the best funk album of the modern era." (I-DJ)"It's a sound you will want to dance around the kitchen to again and again" (The Independent on Sunday)...Just a few of the reactions to previous Bamboos projects on Tru ThoughtsThe Bamboos collaborate to dazzling, deep, funky effect with vocalist extraordinaire and new Tru Thoughts signing Kylie Auldist, on the soulful new single release of "I Don't Wanna Stop".Offering up a different experience to the original album version (on The Bamboos' 2007 album "Rawville") the exclusive Marc Mac Grown Soul Remix of "I Don't Wanna Stop" is the main event here, and the first of a generous six cuts on this 12". Marc (of groundbreaking Mercury Music Prize and MOBO-winning duo 4Hero) brings his deep grooves to the track and injects it with a seriously soulful feel, perfectly melding with Auldist's voice. The two gems that follow on the A-side, the Marc Mac Grown Soul Instrumental and the A Cappella version, present a rare chance to get right under the skin of this stunning song. When Auldist's powerfully soulful vocal takes centre stage...prepare to be wowed! The eclectic mix of treats continues – flip over for the upbeat Lanu (alter ego of Bamboos frontman Lance Ferguson) remix of The Bamboos' "Bring It Home" featuring Alice Russell. The AA2 track is an exclusive A Cappella version of "Get In The Scene feat Ohmega Watts". The smooth and clean spoken word from Watts (Ubiquity) here is mesmerising, and this version lends a different slant to the classic Bamboos track. Continuing in this showcase of great performances is the A Cappella cut of "Bring It Home" featuring Russell's feisty vocal in all its glory.Kylie Auldist's debut solo album will be out on Tru Thoughts in May 2008.The Bamboos have a Live CD & DVD scheduled for release and an album to follow later in the year. in timec [Para Ouvir/Samples]

Friday, February 15, 2008

The Third Unheard Connecticut Hip Hop 1979-1983

VARIOUS - The Third Unheard Connecticut Hip Hop 1979-1983 (Stones Throw) Comentários: Old school hip hop is the stuff of legend. The New York City gangs. A truce or two. Rocking block parties in The Bronx. Two turntables and a shoddy mixer. Young, musical visionaries taking then-contemporary breaks and beats from any funky source material and flipping those precious seconds into something wholly new. Don’t forget the microphone. DJs rapping, rappers probably wishing they could DJ (how backwards that must sound to today’s rap-reared youth!). It wasn’t long until this revolution was committed to wax, and the Sugar Hill Gang’s debut single spurred on releases by countless others. The famous, the not-so-famous and the downright obscure all found ways to testify on twelve inches of vinyl. New York-based labels like Sugar Hill, Enjoy and Peter Brown’s multitude of imprints recorded a chorus of thousands of voices.
Contributing to this legend are the snapshots of the fledgling stages of a burgeoning scene. Photographers like Jamel Shabazz captured the (re)rebirth of cool on the Big Apple’s streets. Pitchmen like Fab 5 Freddy exported the music and culture to foreign territories (as nearby as a SoHo art gallery). Historians and artists like Phase 2 committed to memory the oral tradition of the scene and designed flyers that, twenty-some years later, serve as colorful reminders of the landmark events where the music’s first heroes honed their craft. Documentarians like the aforementioned Freddy, Henry Chalfant, Tony Silver and Charlie Ahearn created films and books that perpetuated myths, lionized founding figures and influenced music fans the world over. in st [Para Ouvir/Samples] [Read More]

Thursday, February 14, 2008

DARU/REGGIE B - Future Music

DARU/REGGIE B - Future Music (4 Lux Holland) Comentários: 4lux is proud to present this first album on 4lux White, sublabel to 4lux, dedicated to soulful beats, hip hop and leftfield electronica. Future music is a mixture of hip hop, deep and infectious soul and funk, with powerful songwriting. This album is a very diverse one, and a good example of today’s nu-ground soul and hip hop. This will definitely appeal to all the beatheads out there. in clone [Para Ouvir/Samples]

SINGER, Hal/JEF GILSON - Soul Of Africa

SINGER, Hal/JEF GILSON - Soul Of Africa (Kindred Spirits Holland) Comentários: Following up the recent 10", Kindred Spirits now releases the reissue of the sought after birth act of the Afro- / Jazz-Parisian scene that fascinated so many musicians and music fans throughout the 70s and 80s. 'Hal Singer & Jef Gilson - Soul Of Africa' will be reissued for the first time ever on CD. Release comes with 2 special bonus tracks from the rare "Jef Gilson septet avec Lloyd Miller"10" released on Jef Gilson's own label Spirit Jazz." A very big tip! in rushhour [Para Ouvir/Samples]

Monday, February 11, 2008

ALLEN, Tony - Kilode (Waajeed reworks)

ALLEN, Tony - Kilode (Waajeed reworks) (Honest Jon's) Comentários: More Tony Allen remixes on the wonderful Honest Jons imprint - this time courtesy of Slum Village and the Platinum Pied Pipers don Waajeed, who re-starts T's tough Afrobeat protest song from scratch. This is jazzy and soulful, percussive and a little bit bruk, with stirring singing by Zaki Ibrahim, sounding not altogether unlike vintage London-style broken beat crossed with a twilight Sade vibe. Very nice indeed. in boomkat [Para Ouvir/Samples]

Monday, February 04, 2008

VARIOUS - Sister Funk 2

VARIOUS - Sister Funk 2: The Sound Of The Unknown Soul Sisters (Jazzman) Comentários: Jazzman Records proudly presents "Sister Funk Volume Two". A full five years in the making, the follow up to the hugely popular first volume finally sees the light of day, bearing with it the fruits of compiler Ian Wright's inexhaustible quest to unearth some of the world's toughest, most elusive and undeniably funky female 45s. nota do editor [Para Ouvir]

Friday, February 01, 2008

MF DOOM - Project Jazz / Garbage Day (Instrumentals)

MF DOOM - Project Jazz / Garbage Day (Instrumentals) Comentários: Killer limited edition 45 with two new MF Doom instrumentals. A-side beats come from the latest Hell Razah album, while the original vocal version of the flip an be found on KMD's classic 'Black Bastards'. Big hole, plain white sleeve, not cheap, 1000 only. in boomkat [Buy Here] [Myspace]

Thursday, January 31, 2008

BEGGAR & CO feat THE FUNK JAZZ COLLECTIVE - Brass Strings N Things

BEGGAR & CO feat THE FUNK JAZZ COLLECTIVE - Brass Strings N Things (JAZZ COLLECTIVE) Comentários: The original founder members of Light Of The World and pioneers of UK funk/dance come together once again as Beggar & Co with a talented array of top class musicians under the mantle of The Funk Jazz Collective. Kenny Wellington, Breeze McGrath, Jean Paul 'Blue' Mau nick, David Baptist and Peter Hinds are joined on this reunion by Blue's Incognito horn men Kevin Robinson and Fayez Virji. Noel McKoy of JTQ fame is also on alongside members of Central Line and former Steve Arrington drummer Billy Osborne. Top keyboards man Toby Baker and vibraphone player Orphy Robinson is also along for this funky musical journey. Camelle Hinds is also there on bass and vocals.As members of LOTW and Beggar & Co the musicians enjoyed National chart success with 'Time/I'm So Happy and London Town as well as (Somebody) Help Me Out and Mule Chant No 2. Bluey is of course renown for his great works with Incognito including the fantastic Always There. Central Line achieved national chart success with a great cover of 'Nature Boy'. This group of musicians have appeared on recordings totaling sales of over 50,000,000 with their services being used collectively and individually by a range of artists in the industry including Paul Mc Cartney, Simply Red, Gabrielle, The Style Council, Tina Turner, Billy Ocean, Alexander O''NealThis CD is a unique coming together of some of the finest exponents of the genre around. Potent brass, funky guitars and a pounding bass and drums. Strictly in the Old Skool style. Fans of LOTW, Beggar & Co, Incognito, and JTQ will love this CD. The musicians and band are well known within the genre and enjoy good relationships with many DJs and radio stations. They will be arranging a series of interviews to promote the CD. It is also our intention to foster good relationships with some of the smaller stations found on 365.com too. They will also be arranging some prestigious UK dates and also have some people looking at dates in Europe. in diskunion [Para Ouvir/Samples]
obrigado pela dica Ricardo.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

KING TUBBY meets THE UPSETTER - At The Grass Roots Of Dub

KING TUBBY meets THE UPSETTER - At The Grass Roots Of Dub (Studio 16) Comentários: Having loved this album as a white label for many many years, its really nice to be handling a full reissue of this classic classic dub piece from prime period 1975. Questions have been often raised about its provenance, purporting to be a King Tubby and Upsetter album, in fact only the mixes are theirs in the respective studios – but this minor gripe aside – Winston Edwards and the Natty Dread fashion a true heavyweight set of instrumentals, Tubbys is in ticklers good form, and the Perry tracks have that glorious fuzzy compressed feel and instinctive editing which speaks of heavy runnings at the Black Ark. An album that you can truly run and run indefinitely – in my experience, it never fails. in boomkat [Para Ouvir/Samples]

DISCO PATRICK - The Bootleg Guide To Disco Acetates Funk Rap & Disco Medleys

DISCO PATRICK - The Bootleg Guide To Disco Acetates Funk Rap & Disco Medleys (unknown label Germany) Comentários: An amazing reference for any fan of rare disco -- the first-ever book to look at the rare acetates, bootlegs, and medley vinyl from the 70s and 80s! The production level is amazing -- with full color images throughout, and a wealth of information on each title -- plus detailed additional features on the labels, mixers, and other folks involved with the phenomenon! There's even a section on rare club flyers -- one more way that the book gives a key glimpse into the underground scene of the time -- and even if you're not a top-level collector, there's plenty of information here for any fan of older disco! The book is expensive, but the quality is worth the price -- over 350 full-color pages, on very heavy paper. in dustygroove [Comprar/Buy]

Saturday, January 26, 2008

OUR THEORY - Yeah, That's Right

OUR THEORY - Yeah, That's Right (Nublu France) Comentários: While out on tour, Nublu founder Ilhan Ersahin, ended up in a jam somewhere with French trumpet player Erik Truffaz. The two clicked immediately and decided to record a few sessions together. Ilhan brought in Thor Madsen (guitar player from Wax Poetic) and together they entered the journey now presented to as the project Our Theory, a statement of sounds that resonates with a cinematic/orchestral feel. The melodies, harmonies and rhythm transport you to the middle of New York City with one window looking into Paris, another into London and one window looking straight into the nature of a distant place which might be paradise. Call it the jazz of today or nu-jazz as its more commonly known in Europe today, or simply as Ilhan prefers it: music. This 12" features Jan Jelinek's (~Scape) minimal left-field remix of "Yeah, That's Right" a song originally written as a tribute to late great tenor sax man Eddie Harris. nota do editor [Para Ouvir/Samples]

Friday, January 25, 2008


WILLIS, Nicole/THE SOUL INVESTIGATORS/VARIOUS - Keep Reachin' Up Remixed (Above The Clouds) Comentários: Brooklyn born Helsinki based Nicole Willis is back with the deliciously titled Soul Investigators, and this time round she’s all mixed up.As the title suggests ‘Keep Reachin’ Up Remixed’ is a reworked version of Willis’ 2005 smash ‘Keep Reachin’ Up’ – the album that propelled her into the spotlight and got heads like Giles Peterson and Mr Scruff talking. The dusty funk soul sound of the original remains on much of the album but it’s been pushed in a diverse set of direction from Hammond-funk to electronica, via dub-step, jazz, house and reggae. An Aaron Jerome, BBE nu-blood, mix of ‘Feeling Free’ opens up the album with a smooth jazzy feel while Breakin’ Bread’s Rob Life serves us a break heavy version of the title track a la DJ Format. Remixing duties for ‘If It Ain’t Love’ fall to Mr Scruff who drops some cheeky flute samples and reworks the drums. ‘No One’s Going to Love You’ becomes a bit of a dub-step space boogie in the hands of Blackbeard with the dub vibe continued by Sinbad on ‘Invisible Man’. ‘The Soul Investigator’s Theme’ offers more of the spacey feels, Mike Slott remix, and The Dynamics throw in a little skanking with ‘My 4 Leaf Clover’.Bugz In The Attic’s Afronaut is brought on board for a broken beat take on ‘Holding On’ while an alternative version of ‘The Soul Investigator’s Theme’ is offered up by hip hop producer Ghost. The album closes with Canada’s Elizabeth Shepherd Trio and their jazzed up bouncy version of ‘If This Ain’t Love’.Few of the tracks stray very far from their original forms but then again everyone seemed to love them so why should they? in ukmusic [Para Ouvir/Samples]

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

DOE, Ernie K - Here Come The Girls

DOE, Ernie K - Here Come The Girls (Soul Jazz) Comentários: Just in time for the party season, Ernie K. Doe's massive 'Here Come The Girls' (you know, that one from the Boots advert) drops in a big funky way. A great tune in it's own right but absolutely perfect for the 'floor thanks to the advert exposure. Hit! in phonica [Para Ouvir/Samples]

JAMES, Jose - Blackeyedsusan

JAMES, Jose - Blackeyedsusan (Brownswood UK) Comentários: West London's IG CULTURE reworks this song from jazz vocalist JOSE JAMES into a killer 4 to the floor dance cut. House beats with a mix of electro carnival and broken beat influences. Funky as all get out. The flip, "IG's BRUK 4 LOVE REMIX", is a straight up broken beat cut. Limited white 12". in groovedis [Para Ouvir/Samples1] [2]